Elton Manorial Records 1279-1351. Transcribed & edited by S.C. Ratcliff…late Assistant Keeper of the Public Records with a translation by D.M. Gregory and a preface by Granville Proby.

Cambridge: Privately printed for presentation to the members of the Roxburghe Club, 1946. Parallel texts in Latin and English. Frontispiece facsimile of a portion of the Court Roll. Indexes. With a list of the forty Roxburghe Club members; this title was presented to the membership by Granville Proby. Light shelfwear. A near fine copy. Half brown morocco over terra cotta cloth. Gilt spine, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. S.C. Ratcliff’s copy, with a printed notice affixed to the front pastedown, presenting the book from Proby to Ratcliff. A newspaper clipping on the fly-leaf contains Proby’s obituary, in March of 1947. Folio 14 1/2” x 11 1/2.”. lxxv, 456 pp. Item #7672

This publication contains “a complete transcript and translation of all the Ministers’ Accounts and Court Rolls of the manor of Elton in the county of Huntingdon which are known to have survived for the period between 27 November 1279…and Michaelmas 1351.” Accounts of expenditures and of births and deaths are given, along with descriptions of Elton Manor estate, the manorial officials (both regular and occasional), the manor house itself, servants, visitors, the harvest, the manorial courts, etc.

Price: $950.00

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